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DAY 14 - Put me back on my bike!

Whilst professional cyclists have almost other-worldly bike-handling skills, crashes are an inevitable feature of their job. What we have seen from watching the Tour de France over the years is just how tough our heros can be. The classic cyclists’ injury is the broken collarbone, the result of the instinctive urge to stretch out an arm to break a fall. The tell tale sign when a cyclist has broken a collar bone is seeing them with their arm folded across their chest and supporting it with their other hand. Tony Martin’s Tour came to an abrupt end this year when he fractured his collar bone after crashing on Stage 6. Bradley Wiggins was also forced to quit the 2011 Tour for...

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